TWO women have been fined in Rockingham court today in two separate cases after their dogs bit multiple victims in attacks described as “confronting”.
Skye Belinda Hall’s dog Rocky (a staffordshire terrier) savaged a real estate agent who was doing an inspection on her home in Medina in August last year and then attacked a second woman at the home in March this year.
She was convicted in her absence of being liable for a dog attack that caused physical injury and owning an unregistered dangerous dog.
The real estate agent was attacked by Rocky while he was inspecting Hall’s home.
He received 20 stitches after the dog bit his ankle.
The victim of the second attack was at the front door when Rocky bit her on the leg.
She was admitted to Fiona Stanley hospital for five days and will need plastic surgery.
Magistrate Leanne Atkins was disturbed by photos of the victims’ injuries and said the images were confronting.
Hall was fined $6500 and Rocky was declared dangerous.
Wandering dogs in Orelia attacked two women
In October, Vicky Indich’s dogs Rose and Buster were outside a house during the day when they attacked a victim who was walking on a nearby footpath.
The victim was bitten on the buttocks and the ankle.
The second attack on a 67-year-old woman happened in March this year.
She was bitten on the ankle by the two dogs and spent four days in the hospital.
Indich was fined $6000 after the lawyer for the City of Kwinana explained that they prefer prosecution over infringements as prosecution delivers more money.
Magistrate Atkins said a letter from Indich indicated she had tried to surrender the dogs but rangers had not come to pick them up.
Both dogs were declared dangerous.